Winter U4-U5 First Kicks

First Kicks is our grassroots program for kids in U4-U8. In this program, kids can experience playing soccer for the first time in a fun and interactive environment. First Kicks focuses on physical literacy and soccer development skills by having kids play a variety of games with and without the ball. This is a parent participation program that is also heavily supported by staff coaches. The sessions are hosted on VanU home fields on the west side of Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver and the east side of Vancouver depending on what version of First Kicks you select. The West Side First Kicks program runs for 3 different seasons: Fall, Winter, and Spring.

VanU’s philosophy for our First Kicks program is to develop passion for the game. First Kicks focuses on teaching kids to have a passion for sport and exercise while having fun and making new friendships. By playing soccer, kids can learn about work ethic, commitment, and having a healthy and active lifestyle. Our First Kicks program gives kids the opportunity to experience a team environment for the first time and build social skills by meeting new players. First Kicks also can create new friendships for parents and gives parents the opportunity to spend time with their children in a fun environment.

U4 Indoor Program- 8 week

Location: Osborn Gym

Time: 11am - noon

Start date: Jan 11

End date: Mar 7

All program dates: Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 22, 29, Mar 7

Cost: $130 (+ $30 Kit fee for new players) 

 (note: there is no U4 outdoor programming offered during the Winter season)

U5 Indoor Program-  8 weeks

Location: Osborn Gym

Time: noon - 1pm

Start date: Jan 11

End date: Mar 7

All program dates: Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 22, 29, Mar 7

Cost: $130 (+ $30 Kit fee for new players)


U5 Outdoor Program-  6 weeks

Location: UHill

Time: 10am - 11am

Start date: Jan 25

End date: Mar 7

All program dates: Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 22, 29, Mar 7

Cost: $80 (+ $30 Kit fee for new players)


*no programs during the Family Day Long Weekend